Notes and Queries, Number 72, March 15, 1851

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1851
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,056 / 54 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.1
LoC Category: AP
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Added to site: 2007.10.28
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battle, borne down by the flying, Where mingles war's rattle with groans of the dying!'-- So the notes ring."

I am the more disposed to submit these remarks to your readers, because it is highly interesting to trace an irresistible tendency in the genius of this mighty author towards the fulfilment of prophetic legends and visions of second sight: and not to extend this paper to an inconvenient length, I purpose to resume the subject in a future number, and collate some other examples of a similar character from the works of Sir Walter Scott.

I write from the southern slopes of Cheviot, almost within sight of the Hill of Flodden. During the latter years of the great Border Minstrel, I had the happiness to rank myself among the number of his friends and acquaintances, and I revere his memory as much as I prized his friendship.

A BORDERER.

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GLOUCESTERSHIRE PROVINCIALISMS.

To burl, burling; to shunt, &c.--In the report of the evidence

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